Monday Reads

You could argue that the best relationship advice comes from those whose marriages have stood the test of time. Here’s 5 bits of advice from couples who have been married for over 40 years. A study shows sarcasm may get the creative juices going…yea right. (See what I did there?) So often I want to…

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Monday Reads

Morning people are actually happier people. Read on for other interesting characteristics of early birds and night owls. Before the arrival of Europeans, it is estimated that 300 languages were spoken in what is now the US, but it is predicted only about 20 Native American languages will survive into 2050. You’ve probably heard a…

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Monday Reads

Death is inescapable, but everybody deals with it differently. Here’s how it works for 5 different religions. Is a Selfie Museum diluting art or making it accessible in a new way? We’ve all heard you eat with your eyes first, but what about with your ears? A study shows sound could play a role in…

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Monday Reads

I never thought of it this way, but people are obsessed with being obsessed. Instead of focusing on the latest craze itself, this article examines society’s craving for things to be crazed about. We may be enamored by “It Girls” like Marilyn Monroe, but historically the title comes at a price. If you’re participating in…

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Monday Reads

In an effort to control the population, India has offered financial incentives for performing or undergoing sterilization. Major problem: after one doctor and his assistant performed laparoscopic tubectomies on 80 women in immediate succession, 11 have died and dozens are in critical condition. I can understand the argument for upcharging on plus sized clothing due…

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Book Review: Freakonomics

My sister in law has been referencing “Freakonomics” for years and even incorporates some of its chapters in her classroom.  I finally decided to read for myself what makes the [somewhat boring] subject of economics so interesting and found it more enlightening than much of what I read as part of my college curriculum. Levitt…

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Monday Reads

I used to get so so many bug bites when I was little.  My Mom said it was because I’m “just so sweet.”  I believed it for a while but in the end recognize that moms just love spewing that kind of B.S.  Here’s the real reason(s) mosquitos like some of us more than others.…

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